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Snapchat Hacked: 'The Snappening' - Business Insider - 0 views

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    "A giant database of intercepted Snapchat photos and videos has been released by hackers who have been collecting the files for years. Shocked users of the notorious chat forum 4chan are referring to the hack as "The Snappening," noting that this is far bigger than the iCloud hacks that recently targeted celebrities."
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Your next car will be hacked. Will autonomous vehicles be worth it? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Hacking into software and then demanding a ransom to release it - what's known as ransomware - is not new. Finnish security expert Mikko Hypponen fully expects it to become a reality as self-driving or "autonomous" cars start to become more commonplace."
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The Celebrity Photo Hack Goes Far Beyond iCloud - 0 views

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    "iTunes phishing scams Compromised phones or computers Celebrity passwords/emails as part of a larger password dump (such as the Adobe hack) Mobile-phone or computer-repair individuals abusing access Password reset questions guess Brute force"
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US Central Command Twitter account hacked to read 'I love you Isis' | US news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "In an act of cyber vandalism that appeared more embarrassing than destructive, the Twitter and YouTube accounts for US military forces in the Middle East and South Asia were hacked by supporters of Islamic State militants on Monday."
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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2017 (So Far…) - 0 views

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    "This week, Atlassian's . This follows the trend of more and more high-profile hacks that are waking consumers up - like , , and the that rocked the country when 40 million debit and credit card numbers stolen during the holiday shopping time that year. (See of all the hacks from 2004 - present.)"
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Democracy? There's an app for that - the tech upstarts trying to 'hack' British politics | Politics | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "But, in fact, civic tech is a real thing, featuring real people, with real technical expertise, trying to hack around every democratic deficiency. They are trying to tackle everything from a sheer lack of easily accessible information to the shortcomings of the first-past-the-post system. "
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Can Your Genetic Information Be Hacked? - 0 views

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    "Now, researchers warn that these "direct to consumer" services could be vulnerable to a sort of genetic hacking. By uploading selected DNA sequences, they say, it may be possible, for example, to pull out the genomes of most people in a database or to identify people with genetic variants associated with specific traits such as Alzheimer's disease."
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How the Internet of Things Is Dangerous For Your Kids - 0 views

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    "It happened when Hello Kitty's fan site, SanrioTown.com, had its database accessed in late 2015. Here's the catch - it wasn't hacked. According to security researcher Chris Vickery of Kromtech, no hack was necessary. Vickery stated that pretty much anyone could access, "…first and last names, birthday…, gender, country of origin, email addresses, unsalted SHA-1 password hashes, password hint questions, their corresponding answers…," and more."
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China launches quantum satellite for 'hack-proof' communications | World news | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""The satellite's two-year mission will be to develop 'hack-proof' quantum communications, allowing users to send messages securely and at speeds faster than light," Xinhua reported."
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BBC News - Prescott to launch legal challenge over phone hacking - 0 views

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    Lord Prescott is to launch a claim for a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police's handling of phone hacking claims involving the News of the World.
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Russia and other states could hack the US election by attacking voting machines / Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Bruce Schneier makes the point that if the Russian state is behind the DNC hacks, there's no reason to expect that its attacks on the US political system will end there. Voting machines are so notoriously terrible that they'd be a very tempting target for Russia or other states that want to influence the outcome in 2016 (or merely destabilize the US by calling into question the outcome in an election). "
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Researchers hack Samsung SmartThings, exposing vulnerabilities - 0 views

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    "Security Analysis of Emerging Smart Home Applications demonstrates how Samsung's SmartThings platform may be especially vulnerable to hackers. "
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Hacking the Lights Out: The Computer Virus Threat to the Electrical Grid: Scientific American - 0 views

  • Last year word broke of a computer virus that had managed to slip into Iran’s highly secure nuclear enrichment facilities. Most viruses multiply without prejudice, but the Stuxnet virus had a specific target in its sights—one that is not connected to the Internet.
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ICANN was hacked, but critical data was protected - 0 views

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    "Hackers breached the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization that coordinates unique web addresses all across the world, but luckily didn't hit the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, an important leg that keeps the Internet running smoothly. Attackers used "spear fishing" to break into the system in late November, according to a post on ICANN's website this week. Staffers received email messages that appeared to be coming from ICANN's own domain; several ICANN staffers' emails were compromised."
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